That was the 18th Oct 2014 and it hang on the wall of the shed untill 8.45am this morning when I took it down to have a good look and think, and as the sun went down this arvo I took these…
So I am a day late, blame all the concrete.
So it took to Friday to get my act together and get back into the start on the bodies made on Tuesday.
In the good old days I used real car panels but a Merc nigh on killed me when the panel went up in smoke and the stuff used in sound deading was very toxic, so now I use nice safe new steel.
Pictures new steel and an old pattern of the cockpit from there it gets to be what is in my head at that moment, this body ,I decided to make like an old rivet job and i had some sections cut from old computers so a few more cut outs and then …BIG MISTAKE….
I have not counted how many rivets I did yesterday and there are just as many to go before the paint job.
Thus the 2 cars now 1 cause I would go mad if I did 2 the same (but Different) right now.
so cut rivet and then fold over a chunk of old oar then weld and grind the seam behind the driver and put on the body lower frame.next was the dash and then I started the copper tube that will be the leather tuck/roll on the metalwork around the cockpit.
So there you have it 1 week gone.
And that Motor well it was going to be WAY to big to be usefull , so I will work out some thing else for it …Even a Tractor …1 day. Tony
Another week of which 3 days I concreted while the paint went off.
The box of bits that were to be the motor ended up way out of scale so that was shelved along with a motor for a Morgan.
A bit was done this week Bodywork, Copper/Leather cockpit edge, Clean, Prime, Paint, Grill, Copper Surround,Rad Cap, Exhaust for Straight 8…8 into 4 x 2 then…
and a start on the Front wheel stuff, Some pictures are needed at this point.
“It’s made in Australia.”
Well that was fun, love the shape of the pipes.
See You Next post.
A long time ago as an artist I made model Racing Cars from any of the stuff I did collect.
Now I have been asked to build 1 more along the same lines “Thanks Ian”, but looking around here
(at home) I find that of what I made I can’t forgive myself for not keeping one of two that I did build.
These are those two cars.There was the RED one
And a Yellow one
Both were the top end of Detail, and took far longer than the few days needed to build a standard.
So I am going to build Two cars.
Right here over the next month or so.
I will update this post every week with the how and when and they will be Yellow and very much along the same lines.
Ian gets first pick and the Tinker gets the other.
Well that was a fast week it is Friday night allready and with all the other stuff in life not much happened in the fixing the shed side , But in the job of the Cars I did manage to get ahead of my self and figured that what the heck do it right …so instead of a body first and then the rest was made to fit why not build a motor and then work outwards (you will notice that neither of the above cars have motors).
So first off you need to dig into 18 years of junk and kept stuff (yep started collecting in 1996) I wanted stuff that would build a motor or two from way back…thinking big 4 or 6 cylinder great big 5lt type stuff, air cooled ? whatever so that ment a day just going through draws and buckets…you get the picture.
take a bucket load of old rusty parts , toss into a cement mixer add some concrete blend and water and you get Dam that went messy quick but after an hour or so, pour it out wash the bits then blow torch them dry FAST or they rust again so …
R;….Wire and Rods, misc Motor and Carby Sections.
O;….Exhaust Pipes….P;….Exhaust End, still need a middle pipeso the picture of the Exhaust end was not to great so I will show you another that gives away where it came from ( Love Woolies Sales)so One Complete Motor allmost.
That’s about 11 inches long, mite be a bit big, rethink time me thinks.